25 May, 2008

with Heidi and me at graduation

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at the farm

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Shooting in Argentina

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The End


Chappelle Heath Manning, 80, of Columbia died Sunday.  He was born January 22, 1928, the eldest son of Katharine Heath Manning Perry and Burwell Deas Manning of Columbia.   He attended Episcopal High School and the University of Virginia and served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.  Upon his return from  military service, he began his career in real estate and was the founder of the Manning Company.  He was instrumental in the development of Lake Katharine, Dutch Square Mall, WildeWood, and Woodcreek Farms.  He also founded Palmetto Utilities, Inc. which was instrumental in the growth of northeast Richland County. 

He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives in the early 1960s.


An avid horseman, Mr. Manning served as President of the Columbia Polo Association and was Chairman of the US Polo Association Handicap Committee and Training Foundation for many years.  He was the owner of Lugoff Farms where he spent countless hours hunting and watching ducks with his family. 


Mr. Manning was an active member of numerous clubs and civic organizations in Columbia, Camden and Aiken. 


He is predeceased by a sister Leila Manning Cart, a brother Burwell Deas Manning, Jr., his wife Mary Elizabeth Holliday Manning, and a son Chappelle Heath Manning, Jr. He is survived by children Jean Elliott Manning, Mary Locke Manning Oliphant (Murray), Dibble R. Manning (Carla), John L. Manning, Joseph William Holliday Manning and Charles Tennant Heath Manning.   He is also survived by grandchildren, Chappelle Heath Manning, III; Baker Patterson Manning; Martha Louis Patterson Manning; Mary Hunter Chamberlain; Alexander Pierce Manning; Preston Clarke Manning; and Samuel August Manning.  


The funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Tuesday at 2:00 pm.  The family will receive visitors at Mr. Manning's home at 128 Holliday Road afterwards.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Palmetto Health and Hospice or the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.

17 May, 2008

Molly on Infant Swimming

Here's a letter from my friend Molly Nemeth:

Hey Everyone!
 As some of you know, our kids Lilly and Lucas took
some very special swim lessons last fall with ISR
(Infant Swim Resource).  The TODAY SHOW did a segment
on the the program they took, and it is amazing.  I
believe the method truly can save lives.  I have sent
this to all of you in hopes that it could help you or
someone you know.  Pass it on.  ~Molly
Here is the link:


May 14: A program for infants 6 months and older aims
to protect them from drowning by teaching them
swimming skills. NBC's Amy Robach reports from Coral
Gables , Fla.

Here is our instructor's information:
Karen Baker
Certified ISR Instructor, Murfreesboro, TN

You can find an instructor in your area by going to

I hope this helps everyone, pass it on...

09 May, 2008

Another Carp. . . .and bigger

Wagon Wheel

This is a sample of some of the music we played last weekend down at Mcclellenville.
If this link won't play, then click on the title.

Tropical cyclone

Araby just missed getting smacked by a tropical cyclone.  Check it out:

500 miles ENE of Cebu City

02 May, 2008

dog trough

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hard night on the homestead

Pops took some falls last night.  Emotionally draining time, for sure.  He's not hurt but he is much weaker and simple won't adjust.  So. . . our protocol will have to shift.  No more walking to the bathroom. 
Anyway, I am off to charleston for a breather.  I'll be back on Sunday.  Rocking chairs, sweet tea, guitars and salty air do a man good.

01 May, 2008

carpe diem indeed


At last, the carp is landed. The weight was simply shocking. Every bit of seventy pounds. Frankly, it was hard to hold up with two arms. It's girth was gi-normous. Will shot it with a bow and and arrow, the arrow trailing a line to a reel mounted on the bow. We've been working on this carp for a couple weeks now.
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